Take Wake Schools Back is speaking out on Tuesday's school board election results and next month's District 2 runoff.
In today's press release, the PAC says it still stands behind John Tedesco and accuses Cathy Truitt of equivocating on the issues. While the Wake Schools Community Alliance has been more bipartisan, Take Wake Schools Back has a stronger tie with the Wake County Republican Party.
Here's the press release:
Take Wake Schools Back PAC Comments on Tedesco-Truitt Runoff in District 2
Raleigh, N.C., October 9, 2009 – While Take Wake Schools Back feels vindicated in the overwhelming victories of Chris Malone, Deborah Prickett and Debra Goldman, the PAC feels compelled to speak out in regards to the upcoming runoff between John Tedesco and Cathy Truitt in District 2.
“Dr. Truitt has unfortunately shown her hand during the campaign. She has equivocated on significant issues and the voters have determined that her stance cannot be counted on to remain firm,” said Dennis Berwyn, co-founder of Take Wake Schools Back. “Our PAC stands squarely behind our endorsement of John Tedesco as he will represent the best interests of the students, parents, teachers, and administrators in the Wake County Public School System.
“We are very pleased with the results of the election thus far and we feel strongly that the newly-elected members of the Wake County Board of Education will be able to work together to create an even better school system that focuses on the output, rather than meddling with non-education related demographics and statistics," Berwyn added.